Lucas Beaufort, is the 35-year-old French artist who has become known for doodling his multicolored characters on iconic and popular skate photos and advertisements. He's possessed by skate culture and is equally enthralled by it's convergence with print media.
"I’ve always been a huge fan of print magazines, I've collected every single piece since I was able to read," says Beaufort. Skateboard magazines were the only way to get news from the world, it meant so much to me before the Internet."
In an attempt to pay tribute to people that have spent their lives documenting skateboarding, everyone from writers, photographers, skaters, and brands, Beaufort created "Devoted," a documentary tracing the overwhelming influence of skateboard media on the culture and where some of its biggest player envision the future of print. The hour-long doc is ofcused on three key periods, 90's to 2000, 2000-2016, and the next ten years. It also features a heavy-hitting cast of notable names including Giovanni Reda, Marc Johnson, Tony Vitello, Steve Berra, Chad Muska, Keith Hufnagel, Michael Burnett, Eric Swisher, Mark Whiteley, Brad Staba, Guy Mariano and so many more.
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